Hogs for the Cause & “Spring Sweep”
Members of the Ecology and Stewardship Club, along with faculty and staff, volunteered with the Young Leadership Council Recycles program at the March Hogs for the Cause, a three-day event in New Orleans City Park that drew an estimated 30,000 plus.
Hogs for the Cause, now in its seventh year, has emerged as the No. 1 funding source for pediatric brain cancer outreach services in the United States. The purpose of Hogs For The Cause is to provide aid and relief of those variable expenses and economic burdens which families face while their child is being treated for pediatric brain cancer.
Students in Dominican’s Ecology and Stewardship Club were among the volunteers at the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s (LPBF) first “Spring Sweep”, a day designated to clean up around the Lake Pontchartrain Basin. The volunteers helped clean up areas that drain into the lake by cleaning ditches and roadways, curbs and storm drains.
Debris picked up by volunteers is recorded on data cards that catalogue and quantify the types and amounts of trash collected. LPBF forwards this data to the local parishes so they can document the debris entering the local drainage canals and ultimately the lake.
LPBF’s Spring Sweep was held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s “Great American Cleanup.”